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Wednesday
Feb 28

Dikeman / Townkeepers / Piazza / Shead

Adam Shead brings his new quartet with Amsterdam's John Dikeman (William Parker, Tatsuya Nakatani, Cactus Truck) and Casper Townkeepers (Han Bennink, Ken Vandermark, Terrie Ex) along with Chicago bassist Tony Piazza to Mahall's Apartment.


The show will open with Stephan Haluska & Anthony Taddeo duo for harp and drums.

$5-10 suggested donation

John Dikeman - Saxophones
Casper Townkeepers - Guitar
Tony Piazza - Bass
Adam Shead - Drums

Since moving to Amsterdam, Dikeman has performed with Joe McPhee, Jeb Bishop, Han Bennink, members of The Ex, Roy Campbell, Ab Baars, and many others. John has been very active in the Dutch improvised music scene as both a performer and curator. John was selected for the 2012 Young VIP tour which featured the trio Cactus Truck plus guests on tour throughout the Netherlands. John was invited to join Stichting Doek as a core artistic member in 2012. In the fall of 2012 Cactus Truck completed a 37 concert tour of the USA. Their performance at Zebulon in New York City earned them a place on Andrey Henkin’s list of Best Concerts of 2012 for the New York City Jazz Record.

Casper Townkeepers (Tilburg, the Netherlands, 1989) is a guitarist and bassist based in Amsterdam. He’s performed music on stage since the age of 8. He is an active member of the international improvised music circuit. He is a co-founder of the bands Cactus Truck (with John Dikeman and Onno Govaert), Stadhouders/Govaert/De Joode Trio and two duos with percussionists Dag Erik Knedal Andersen and Nicolas Field. He is also part of such diverse bands as Spinifex and Lily’s Déjà Vu, next to playing countless of ad hoc improv shows. Jasper also occasionally works in the fields of dance, theatre and contemporary composed music. He has played with Han Bennink, Ab Baars, Paal Nilssen-Love, Marshall Allen, Wolter Wierbos, Noel Redding, Ken Vandermark, Jim Black, Andrew D’Angelo, Terrie Ex, Andy Moor, Peter Evans, Frank Rosaly, Dave Rempis, Roy Campbell, Michael Moore, Jeb Bishop, Peter Jacquemyn, Wally Shoup, Ingrid Laubrock, Mars Williams, Michael Vatcher, Alan Wilkinson and many more. Jasper has performed extensively in Europe and the USA, as well as in India.

Adam Shead is an American drummer and composer who holds a BM in Percussion Performance as well as an MM in Improvisation and Graduate Certificate in World Performance Studies from The University of Michigan. In 2016 Adam was Artist in Residence with both The Birdsell Project and Slate Arts, in 2017 Adam was marketing assistant for Dutch Improv organization DoEk. Adam has performed with such musicians as Andrew Drury, Dave Rempis, John Hollenbeck, Tim Daisy, Josh Berman, Benny Green, and Mary Oliver.

More Info

What Time? 8:00pm
How Much? $10